Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: Fine and Dandy

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Reliable October Bloomers

Checking back on October Blooms Day last year, it is clear that the most reliable October bloomers are dahlias, salvias, persicaria, cosmos and sedum with a few near perfect roses in the mix too. Above, from left to right and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Art Nouveau

Today’s vase is  tribute to the dahlia it contains: ‘Art Nouveau’. With an estimated height of only 35cms this was the only dahlia to be planted out in one of the borders where sadly it hasn’t done very well and … Continue reading

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Musings and Abusings

The rose garden continues to be abused and with all the posts removed the roses followed suit today, before being bundled up to take to a Golfing Friend of the Golfer who has links with a school project n our … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Oops!

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In a Vase on Monday: a Degree of Ambivalence

There is nothing auspicious about today’s date that might have merited red, white and blue blooms and a patriotic ‘vase’: it is just the way things turned out. Salvia Amistad was my ‘go to’ plant for this vase – indeed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Like Baubles on a Christmas Tree

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